Tiziano Cruz (Argentina)
Tiziano Cruz puts himself front and centre in this performative monologue, based on a series of letters he wrote to his mother in 2020. Cruz’s mother lives in northern Argentina, and he was unable to travel there from his home in Buenos Aires during the first pandemic lockdown. Reaching her across boundaries of geography and class, Cruz uses the letters as the starting point for a critique of economic, racial and institutional oppression.
As an Indigenous artist, Cruz speaks about the suffering his people have endured under a system of white supremacy, examining the role Buenos Aires plays in Argentina’s culture of inequality. Using the power of theatre and the precision of language, Cruz poses a difficult question: What does it mean for him to use his body for art in a country where bodies like his are not supposed to exist?
A coproduction between ULMUS Gestión Cultural, FIBA 2022 – Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires, Centro Cultural Rojas – Secretaría de Relaciones Institucionales, Cultura y Comunicación de la UBA (Universidad de Buenos Aires), Arte en Barrios – Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires.
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Tiziano Cruz was born in Jujuy, Argentina. His interdisciplinary art uses the intervention of public space to subvert oppressive hierarchies. Cruz is the founder of the ULMUS Cultural Management Platform, which is dedicated to cultural exchange among South American communities. His works have toured Argentina, Brasil, México, Suiza and España.
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
- January 27 at 7:30
- January 28 at 7:30
- January 29 at 2:00
Runtime: 70 mins, no intermission
Post-show talkback: Jan 29
Nudity, flashing lights
Single Tickets: $34
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In Spanish with English surtitles
General direction, playwright and performer Tiziano Cruz Proofreading Hugo Miranda Campos Sound composition, design, programming and production Luciano Giambastiani Video design Matías Gutiérrez Lighting design Matías Ramos Photography Mariano Barrientos Art direction Uriel Cistaro Artistic collaboration Rodrigo Herrera Production Luciana Iovane Executive Production Ulmus Gestión Cultural Art Direction and Costume Design Uriel Cistaro Costume Design Vega Cardozo Luisa Fernanda and Luciana Iovane International relations and management Cecilia Kuska (ROSA studio)